Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey‘s Poems About the Gospel is a perfect book for all seasons–including Lent. Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears , Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


Jesus Appeared to Mary Magdalene

John 20:11-18


Mary Magdalene searched for Jesus Christ.

A depth of love for Him burned in her heart.

She alone stayed close to the tomb of Christ.

All of the disciples had gone away.


Mary looked for Jesus to be with Him.

She hoped He had not been taken away.

She stayed close; she was the first to see Him.

Perseverance was justly rewarded.


Jesus Christ called her name.  She knew His voice.

Mary first witnessed the Resurrection.

Then she shared the news with alacrity.

The disciples would become His brethren.


Jesus said to Mary, “Do not hold me.”

He had to leave her and go to Heaven.


Patrick McCaskey

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